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One quarter of all graduating Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) seniors enroll at a campus of Montgomery College in the fall following graduation from high school. Every year, several thousand Montgomery College students transfer successfully to four-year colleges & universities. 3,915 MC students transferred to four year colleges in 45 states in 2005!

Why Do Transfer Students Come to Montgomery College?

Academics - Small class sizes facilitate more attention from caring professors.

Cost - Montgomery College tuition is a fraction of the tuition cost of four year colleges.

Admission to Four Year Schools - Generally, students who earn at least 30 credits and have a 3.0 grade point average will be admitted to most colleges regardless of high school record and SAT scores.

The Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP) - This program is an example of a guaranteed admission agreement for MC students planning to go to the University of Maryland College Park. For detailed information visit the MC MTAP.

An Opportunity to Excel - MC students are welcomed at competitive colleges and universities across the nation. Transfer students with high grades in challenging courses are in demand. Discuss opportunities with a transfer counselor and check out the many transfer scholarships listed on the MC Transfer Scholarship web page.

Transfer Advising Resources

The MC Transfer Page This is a comprehensive web page detailing information on scholarships, how to search for schools, choose transfer classes, and apply for transfer admission.

The Transfer Studies Certificate This certificate is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. The certificate requirements consist of English, math, general education requirements and elective credits. Students should meet with a counselor or adviser to select appropriate courses required by the transfer institution(s) of interest. Get detailed information on the Transfer Studies certificate on the MC Transfer Page.

The Transfer Scholarship Page

Students can research available scholarships by schools and other criteria for consideration – plan ahead to make yourself an attractive scholarship candidate! Find a link to this page on the MC Transfer Page.

Transfer Days - Check each campus transfer office for dates and times:

Each campus holds a transfer day each semester. Over thirty state and private local area colleges and universities are available to meet with students and answer transfer questions. This is a great opportunity for students to gather transfer information. Consult your

MyMC Announcements or MC Calendar

  • Germantown Campus - Room 175 SA Building - 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876, (240) 567-7770
  • Rockville Campus - Room 215 - CB Building - 51 Mannakee St. , Rockville, Md 20850, (240) 567- 5088
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring - Student Services Center, 7600 Takoma Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20912, (240) 567-1480


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Last Updated: March 16, 2009